Power Systems Device Adapter Microcode now available through FLRT!
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We know you already use the FLRT website to check for system firmware, HMC, and operating system levels, but many customers have asked us to include adapter microcode levels as well. Adapter levels have been available from our Microcode Discovery Service (MDS) application but that wasn’t always the easiest thing to find.
Power Systems Device Adapter Microcode links are now included under our Power Reports listing on the navigation menu in the FLRT website. The link forwards you to the Microcode Discovery Service (MDS) where you may generate recommendation reports for your adapters. In addition, we have also updated the MDS website with a fresh new look to be more consistent with IBM Support.
If you have not used the tool before, below you will find a quick rundown of how to pull the information from your system and generate a report on our Adapter website.
Generating a Microcode Discovery Service Report
All versions of AIX support the “invscout” command. Please refer to the documentation to learn more about the invscout command.
Step 1) Login to your AIX partition.
Step 2) Run the command: invscout
Step 3) Copy the generated *.mup file to a location where it may be uploaded through a web browser.
Step 4) Visit our MDS Manual file upload webpage
Step 5) Click “Choose File” and select your *.mup file
Step 6) Click “Upload File”
Please visit our website for more information on Microcode Discovery Service and usage.
As always, we value your feedback! Please use our feedback tool to submit a feature request, bug report, or suggestion directly to the developers at: ibm.
Microcode Discovery Service
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The FLRT Team
John Goodson is an IT Architect for Electronic Support in Austin, TX. John has designed numerous support sites in his 16 years at IBM including the IBM Support Portal and IBM Call Home Web.
Ron Theriault is the primary developer of FLRT and some other support tools. He has spent many years in academia, developing software on various Unix/Posix platforms, and has been using Java since 1995.
Morgan Tong joined IBM in 1998. During his 17+ years with IBM, he has worked in many of the IBM divisions and product teams as a software engineer.
Joel Ruiz is an IBM Electronic Support developer in Austin, TX. He developed FLRTVC and the FLRT Beta website, and welcomes your feedback.
Laurie Kruger is a project manager with IBM Electronic Support. She monitors several IBM Electronic Support twitter accounts and various feedback mechanisms and looks forward to your input.